The Defence exams are commenced for recruiting eligible aspirants in the Indian Armed Forces. Through Different Defence exams, the aspirants will get into multiple Defence training academies such as:
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Most of the Defence exams are conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Nonetheless, there are individual organizations, which conduct their exams for filling multiple vacancies.
In this article, the information related to the following Defence exams have been highlighted:
Before the aspirants start to check the important dates of 2021, they should know the eligibility criteria (age limit) of these exams, which are different for each Defence Exam. Go through the following table to know more about the Defence Exam age limit:
|Exams||Minimum Age||Maximum Age|
|NDA||16 years||19 years|
|20 years||25 years|
|CDS||19 years||22 years – INA 23 years – AFA 24 years – IMA 25 years – OTA|
|AFCAT Exam||20 years||24 years – Flying Branch 26 years – Ground Duty|
The exam dates for all the Defence exams are released by the UPSC through the official notification or on the official exam calendar. The upcoming important dates of Defence exams 2021 are as follows:
|Defence Exams||Notification||Exam Dates|
|NDA||NDA 1 – December 30, 2020 NDA 2- June 9. 2021||NDA 1 – April 18, 2021 NDA 2- September 5, 2021|
|CDS||CDS 1- October 28, 2020 CDS 2- To be notified||CDS 1- February 7, 2021 CDS 2- To be notified|
|CAPF||April 15, 2021||August 8, 2021|
|AFCAT||November 28, 2020||February 20, 2021; February 21, 2021 February 22, 2021|
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) published the Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) AC exam calendar 2021. The official notification of UPSC CAPF AC 2021 will be released on April 15, 2021. The written exam will be held on August 8, 2021. To know more about the important upcoming exam dates of UPSC CAPF AC 2021, go through the following content:
|CAPF AC 2021 Official Notification||April 15, 2021|
|Starting of Online Application||April 15, 2021|
|Last Date to Apply Online||May 05, 2021|
|Last Date to Submit Application Fees||May 07, 2021 (Tentatively)|
|Released of CAPF AC 2021 Admit Card||July- August 2021|
|CAPF AC 2021 Written Test||August 08, 2021 (1 Day)|
|Declaration of CAPF AC Written Test Result||September 2021|
Go through the following quick links of the UPSC CAPF exam:
|Relevant Links for UPSC CAPF AC Exam|
|CAPF AC application and registration||CAPF AC Eligibility||CAPF AC Exam pattern & syllabus|
|CAPF AC Selection Process||CAPF AC Salary||CAPF AC Preparation Tips|
|CAPF AC Preparation Books||CAPF AC Question Papers||CAPF AC Admit card|
National Defence Academy (NDA) is a national-level exam, which is commenced by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) twice a year. The commission has announced the NDA exam dates for I and II. Check the following table to know more about the upcoming important dates:
|Events||NDA I 2021||NDA II 2021|
|Notification||December 30, 2020||June 09, 2021|
|Application form||December 30, 2020||June 09, 2021|
|Last date to apply||January 19, 2021||June 29, 2021|
|Starting of application withdrawal||January 27, 2021||To be notified|
|Last date of application withdrawal||February 02, 2021 (5 p.m.)||to be notified|
|Admit card||March 31, 2021||August 2021|
|Written exam||April 18, 2021||September 05, 2021|
|Declaration of written result||June 2021||December 2021|
|SSB Interview||July to Sept 2021||January 2022 to April 2022|
Some important links of NDA exam are:
|NDA Application Form||Eligibility||Exam pattern|
|Selection process||Salary||Preparation tips|
|Books||Practice papers||Admit card|
The Union Public Service Commission organizes the Combined Defence Services twice a year for recruiting the aspirants so that they can join as Commissioned Officers in the Navy, Indian Army, and Air Force. The UPSC released the CDS 2021 Exam dates through the UPSC Calendar 2021. Go through the following table to know more about the important dates of the CDS exam 2021:
|Events||CDS (I) 2021 Dates||CDS (II) 2021 Dates(Tentative)|
|Release of Notification||October 28, 2020||August 04, 2021|
|Starting of Application Process||October 28 - November 17, 2020||August 25, 2021|
|Admit Card||January 07, 2021||To be notified|
|Exam Date||February 07, 2021||To be notified|
|CDS 2021 Result||March 23, 2021||To be notified|
|SSB Interview||To be notified||To be notified|
Go through the following quick links:
|Relevant Links for CDS 2021 Exam|
|CDS Application Form||CDS Admit Card||CDS Exam Centres|
|CDS Exam pattern||CDS Selection process||CDS Salary|
Indian Air Force conducts the Air Force Common Admission Test (AFCAT) exam twice a year. The exam is held for recruiting aspirants for multiple designations such as Officers in Ground Duty, Flying Officers both in Technical and Non-Technical posts. The AFACT exam comprises two stages- AFCAT and EKT (for the technical branch only). The important dates of AFCAT exam 2021 are highlighted in the following table:
|Release of official notification||November 28, 2020|
|Release of detailed official notification||December 01, 2020|
|Starting of the Application process||December 01, 2021|
|Last date to apply||December 03, 2021|
|Admit Card for the written test||February 05, 2021|
|Online written test||February 20 - 22, 2021|
|Declaration of result||March 2021|
Check some important links of the AFCAT exam:
|Relevant Links for AFCAT Exam|
|AFCAT Application Form||AFCAT Admit Card||AFCAT Exam pattern|
|AFCAT Selection process||AFCAT Salary||AFCAT Practice papers|
|AFCAT Eligibility||AFCAT Syllabus||AFCAT Result|
Ques. Which are the popular defence exams in India?
Ans. Some of the popular defence exams of India are NDA, CDS, AFCAT, and CAPF.
Ques. How can I apply for the defence exams?
Ans. The desired aspirants have to apply for defence exams online.
Ques. What is the selection process of the defence exams?
Ans. The selection process is different for different exams. Check the provided links of the selection processes of different exams.
Ques. Where the aspirants will get notifications of several defence exams?
Ans. The notifications of several defence exams are published on the official website.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.